"Origin Stories about Segregationist Philanthropy: The Carnegie Corporation in South Africa"
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, University of California-Irvine April 9, 2014 12:30-2:00pm Global Education Center, Room 4003
Dr. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard is an assistant professor in African American Studies and the Program in Culture and Theory at the University of California, Irvine. Her book, Waste of a White Skin: The Carnegie Corporation and the Racial Logic of White Vulnerability, is forthcoming from the University of California Press. This presentation will explore how philanthropy and research by the Carnegie Corporation shored up white supremacy in South Africa. It examines how scientific racism and the "South Africanization" of eugenic science were critical to the manufacture of white citizenship, transforming settlers into white people. It also calls for re-centering geopolitical conditions especially the global color line which included pervasive white on white class and racial violence and economic devastation for black people.